New NPE Sues Cincinnati Bell, RIM, and T-Mobile
ISwitch [NPE] filed two separate suits against Cincinnati Bell, RIM, and T-Mobile, alleging that the defendants’ mobile phones infringe a patent related to encrypted WiFi enabled VoIP communications under the 3GPP General Access Network standards. These are the first patent infringement suits filed by ISwitch. The patent-in-suit originated with Multimedia Engineering Company before being assigned to ISwitch in December 2011. RPX reviewed the patent-in-suit as an open market opportunity (Bianchi) in April 2011. 3/9, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2012cv00118; 6:2012cv00119.